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About Permanently Closed - Seco
This restaurant is permanently closed. SECO New American is now open at 140 South Lake Avenue! The Smith Brothers have reconceptualized Cafe 140 South to bring you an exciting, new addition to their group of restaurants. SECO features New American cuisine, a vibrant, contemporary space and a lively bar / lounge with a sexy vibe.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Sun-Thurs 11:30am - 9:00pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am - 10:00 pm
Social Hour from 4:30pm - 6:30pm daily
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking behind the building on Shoppers Lane
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
View our website for upcoming events: http://www.seconewamerican.com/events
Seco - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Love SECO & had the salmon salad, once again it was delicious. My friend really enjoyed her Thai salad.
I was VERY sorry to hear that SECO will be closing, as it has become my favorite Smith Brother's restaurant. I will so miss the Chicken Paillard, my husband's favorite dish, & a favorite of mine too.
Dina and Dodd have been wonderful servers, and I will miss them too, along with Jeremy.
Maureen & Leland Sklar
Seco is wonderful. Hard to find the home-made pasta items they have on the menu anywhere else. The short-rib was great, so was the ravioli. Validated parking in Pasadena is rare and awesome. Makes it far less hassle to go there than most any other place in the city.
We wanted burgers and the oak wood grilled burgers at Seco are the best! Juice and flavorful with great toasted buns and condiments. Fries with lime juice and great drinks/good bar. Our server "Dodd" was excellent - friendly and helpful, timely and flexible. Really great overall experience. Consistent each time we go there.
I really enjoyed our food and the service on that date, unfortunately I did not get the name of the wonderful wait staff person, it was a lady, and it was at 12 and we sat outside. The bread was awesome, the chicken veggie soup was scrumptious. The swordfish was prepared to perfection.
This was a great place to meet our friends for dinner. Food was excellent. Cocktails also great. Service merely "ok." The environment & decor at the restaurant didn't match the meal - we weren't sure why there was a TV on in the corner - is this a sports bar? It was an unnecessary distraction. This restaurant has a lot of potential but has made some odd choices.
Dissapointing. The menu was more limited (and expensive) than I remember, and my friend and I had a hard time finding entrees that looked interesting, althoughI do love the Kale salad appetizer. The people at the table next to us were both having the Fusilli Short Rib pasta dish (that we were thinking of having) and we asked them how it was. They both agreed that it was mediocre and not very flavorful. They said that they used to come all the time, but that it's becoming more disappointing each time and that they wouldn't be back after this. So my friend and I decided to leave and go somewhere else. The staff were very gracious about this.
When I lived in Pasadena this was one of my favorite restaurants, and it still is. I had two wonderful dishes and am going back next week for the very same things.
The kale salad--finely chopped, with apples, mint and jalapeños (makes it a bit spicy) and the sashimi flatbread--wow! I had never had this before and, in spite of eating their wonderful homemade bread before I had my dinner, I at the entire pizza.
Large restaurant, outside seating (even a place if you bring your dog), busy/fun bar and the perfect-size menu.
Very accommodating staff. Pleasant ambiance. Bread loaves served before meal were excellent... the one thing that made it seem "Americana" All of the dinners were okay, but not stand-outs. The fish in my fish tacos seemed undercooked The pizza was exceptionally cheesy and rich. On an occasion like Mother's Day, however, the concentration tends to be on an exchange of cards and gifts, not on food. We should give it another try.
The atmosphere was great and the food was amazing I will definitely be visiting more often. We sat in the outdoor balcony area and I loved it. Our waiter was amazing. The kale salad was delicious. Their aioli sauce with truffle oil was delicious with French fries
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